Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath Tutorial

Every year about this time, I get a ton of emails and messages asking me about my sweet little Hand Print Christmas Wreath I made and posted about 5 years ago.  When I made it, it was mostly a throw back to my child hood because I remembered doing something similar in school.
(Here's the original picture with my very old picture tag.)
Make this adorable (and inexpensive) Christmas Hand Print Wreath with your kids!  It's sure to be your most valuable Christmas decoration!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle


Triple Chocolate Cream Pie

I have got Thanksgiving menu overload on the brain lately.  Maybe it's because recipes are flooding the social media atmosphere due to the fact that Thanksgiving is, in deed, coming in 9 days!  When did that happen?

This Triple Chocolate Cream Pie is to die for!  As in, you won't even be able to resist eating it for breakfast kinda of way.  I may speak from experience.
Triple Chocolate Cream Pie | My Name Is Snickerdoodle


Soft And Chewy Ginger Sandwich Cookies

So, I promised you in my last post that I was going to wow you with a super simple addition to my Ginger Cookies.  I sure hope you are because these have climbed super quick up on my list of favorite cookies....like, of all time!  Well, at least during the fabulous holiday seasons!  The smell of these cooking alone spark that holiday spirit that I just can't resist. 
Ginger Sandwich Cookies with a Cream Cheese Frosting for a filling.  So soft, chewy and completely delicious!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle


Ginger Cookies

If you are looking for a completely irresistible soft and chewy Ginger Cookie, oh boy do I have one for you!  These would make for any great holiday treat to share with your neighbors or bake up a batch and treat yourself along with a cup of hot chocolate! 

And if these weren't delicious enough, wait till tomorrow when I add a whole other element that will knock your socks off.  Let's just say I've made them too many times that the button on my jeans will allow!!


Checking In

Hey!  I've been out for a little while and will continue to be out for a little while longer due to a crummy trip to the ER that turned into an oh so comfortable 5 days stay in the hospital.  I am doing better, but not anywhere where I should be.

I promise I'll be back with some fantastic posts, but in the meantime you can catch a few of my recipes over here...
Beef Enchilada Bake  |  Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie  |  Rustic Chicken Pasta


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Orange Buttermilk Sauce

There are times where I just can't sleep.  My mind is usually swirling with things I didn't get done, things I still have to do, worry about the kids and food.  That's right.  Food.  It's mostly when I come up with some great recipes and can't wait to wake up in the morning to see if they are as good to the taste as they are in my mind! 

This recipe ended up being BETTER!!!  It took all my strength not to smother my face in that plate!  Okay, that was probably a bit much, but WOW.  Pretty dang good! 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes with an Orange Buttermilk Sauce | My Name Is Snickerdoodle


A Little Halloween Shindig

Two girlfriends and I wanted to throw a Halloween party this year for our kids and a few of our friends.  Something completely classic and totally fun!  We tried to keep it on the smaller side, but I think next year we hope to invite a few more!

Of course every party has to has some sort of hiccup and ours was not without a few.  We originally were supposed to have it at my girlfriends house, but the night before her 3 year old got the flu.  No fun!  Plan B: let's have it at my house!  It is rare that my house is remotely clean enough to have company over (let alone my guest bathroom!!)  It was a Halloween miracle that I was in the cleaning mood earlier this week and everything was presentable.  Plus we were keeping the party outside so it truly didn't matter.  


Ambrosia Smoothie

I was out and about recently and popped into Williams-Sonoma for some much needed inspiration.  Lately my mind has been reeling with so many fun recipes, but sometimes I need to find my 'food' center and window shopping helps clear my mind.  It was there that I was inspired to create this refreshing (and shockingly healthy) Ambrosia Smoothie.